(Closed) Why be anonymous online?

posted 5 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
922 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

for the same reason! i googled myself a while back and was shocke. at everything that came up. social networks, product reviews on amazon, some old gift registry i made like 10 years ago lol. i changed around a bunch of settings so in case future employers look me up, they don’t see anything that they don’t need to. 

Post # 4
2522 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

So that people in my real life can’t track me (what I say or do).  It’s really easy to google someone’s name and I’ve known people to google me before.  Thankfully there isn’t much about me online, except a quote in my hometown’s newspaper, community college graduation and honors, and stats on my high school tennis team. 

Post # 5
9115 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

The same as anyone else — safety. I posted in another thread a few weeks ago about how easy it is to find any information about anyone online (It was a thread about a psychic). With just a few key bits of information I can find out your phone number, where you live currently, where you’ve lived, the names and ages and birthdates of you and your family members, where you go to school or work, where your children go to school…

It’s spooky how easy it is to find people online.

Post # 7
1098 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

You actually can’t find much of anything about me online with just my name because I share it with a celebrity so that really clogs up the results but I still try to stay anonymous as possible just because I see other people who put their whole lives on the internet, Weddingbee especially, and it always seems to come and bite them in the ass so that has been a good deterrent from divulging too much.

In addition, I try to stay anonymous on Weddingbee just because I know three people who got married this year, two who are getting married next year, and a couple of wedding obsessed people who could potentially be waiting bees and I want to keep the details of my wedding as much of a secret as possible from anyone who might have an account on here.

Post # 8
8730 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Because there are some really disturbed people out there just ask MrsPaperFlowers and the bride who had a friend posting on here and a million other online forums about crashing her wedding.



Post # 9
7385 posts
Busy Beekeeper

To me its practical common sense….for safety. About 10ish years ago, I know a girl who got int an “argument” with a troll. This particular forum at the time for some bizzare reason listed the users ISP #. The troll used it to contact her job and sent them the link to her profile. This was a risque forum w here users had free reign so there was a lot of cursing, posted rude jokes, NSFW photos constantly. The girl which I came to know in RL was gorgeous and posted alot of her photos on this forum, very sexy ones. Because she used her companies computer, during working hours, she was fired. So before that I was always concerned with giving away too much info about myself. So after that incident, yeah, Im not sharing photos or too much identifying in on forums. Too many crazies out there you just never know whom your interacting with and what might set them off.


Facebook of course is somewhat different  (actually its probably worse now that I think about it) but I’m still selective in whom I let on and i do not complete my profile on there with info about my high school, college, employer info. 


Why people are so open on the bee after sharing deeply personal family history confuses the fuck out of me. Your complaining about your Mother-In-Law, SIL, cousins, or siblings in great detail and then posting your pictures or log in with your Facebok account???? Wtf?????

Post # 10
1162 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I just looked up my name with lots of different bits of info, pfft I had my facebook come up (set to private anyhow) and my twitter, which I’ve used about 5 times to contact Optus! Haha, oh and a news clipping from when I played hockey in highschool, go me!

But I wouldn’t want anyone fnding my weddingbee profile I don’t think, it would be hard to explain away to those close to me that I have inevitably talked about…

Post # 12
3552 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’ve got a common first and last name, and hardly anything that actually links to me comes up when you google me, just my linked in profile and a youtube video of me presenting my reserach posted by my university. Both of which contain info that can be found on my resume, so yeah…I’m ok with potential employers seeing that. Fiance is even harder to find info on because he has the same name as a top government offical, so all the results are about that person, not him.

Post # 13
246 posts
Helper bee

I try to stay as anonymous as possible because of identity fraud! They just need your name and birthday and there you go… I also have a very common name, so a lot of other people show up on google…fb setting is private…you really have to be careful what you post and what not. The internet will NEVER forget anything. 

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